Family Fun in Columbus Ohio

Family Fun in Columbus Ohio

Because Columbus is just a short drive from any NE Ohio location, it is the perfect destination for a day trip or a weekend of fun.  Plus there is no shortage of fun (think #1 library, #1 science center, and #1 zoo).

Below you’ll find some of our suggestions for planning your next family outing to Columbus Ohio.

Family Friendly Fun in Columbus Ohio

COSI Exhibits

COSI – Center of Science & Industry in Columbus – We visited COSI at the end of last year and had a great time.  We all enjoyed the interactive exhibits and the 3D movie.  See pictures from our trip

Cheetah Run at the Columbus Zoo

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium – Our kids love zoos, and of all the zoos in Ohio, we’ve been to the Cleveland Zoo, Akron and the Columbus Zoo.  We love aspects of all three of the zoos and recommend them to families of all ages.  The Cheetah run was a favorite memory of our last trip to the Columbus zoo.


Sugargrove Christmas Tree Farm – If you are looking for a fun place near Columbus to bring the family to cut your own Christmas Tree, you’re in luck.  Sugargove Christmas Tree Farm has a huge selection of Christmas Trees.  They also offer horse drawn wagon rides through the fields during select dates in November and December. {Find Out More}

Seven Ideas for Family Fun in Columbus – A few years ago, fellow blogger Rachel from Hounds in the Kitchena who lives in Columbus provided us with her recommendations great family friendly spots in Columbus.


What about you?  What are your favorite things to do in Columbus Ohio?

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  1. Stella says

    Personally, I think The Works would be a very fun place to go with kids of all ages. It is very fun and it is a hands on experience. Children will get to learn and have fun while doing it. It is educational and will teach children about the science of electricity, and other things. There is a play area for children under 6, and upstairs is a historical museum site. You will learn about historical sites from hundreds of years ago. I give this 5 stars! I hope this review will help you and I hope you have fun! :]

  2. Greg says

    A tip for getting into COSI: purchase a family membership ($52) at the McKinley Museum in Canton first. This grants reciprocal privileges to a large number of museums, science centers, etc. across the country including COSI. The full list is here:

    The reciprocal membership only covers the classic exhibits but, with 2 adult and 2 youth admissions ringing up to nearly $62 anyway, you save even on the first visit let alone any others you make during the year.

  3. says

    COSI always topped the list for my kids when they were younger. I’m half tempted to drag them to see the new Mythbusters exhibit.

    Other favorites include the zoo, the Bookloft in the German Village (32-rooms full of books!), the Topiary Park, the art museum and the Santa Maria.

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